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Question: my mobile is locked with bitlocker recovery key?

i cant even connect with windows recovery tool and how to unlock this bitlocker recovery in mobile?

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Windows wants me to unlock my drive with a recovery key even though I know my password. I have tried multiple computers and laptops but they all have the same problem. PLZ HELP!!!

P.S: I don't know my recovery key and I don't know where it is :(

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A couple of weeks ago I posed a question HERE regarding how to tell whether Windows 10 Mobile device storage was actually encrypted and if so where were the recovery keys stored. The good news, is that the device storage is indeed encrypted when turning 'Device Encryption' on. The bad news is that I still don't know where the recovery keys are stored and it can permanently lock you out of your device.

Earlier I reset a Lumia 630 running Windows 10 Mobile 10586.36 (Settings > System > About > Reset Phone) and when it restarted I was faced with a blue Bitlocker Recovery Key screen. The problem being, that it's a Desktop Bitlocker Recovery screen and as this is a mobile device it's completely useless as you can't do anything with it, it just locks you out of the device. Hard-resetting the phone (Volume Down and Power buttons) doesn't work either, it just reboots the device to the Bitlocker screen again.


All is not lost though, as it's possible to Flash the phone back to the original OS by running the 'Windows Device Recovery Tool'. When connecting the phone to the PC and running the Device Recovery Tool, the tool doesn't recognise the device though with it in it's Bitlocker Recovery state and just shows the Firmware and OS as 'Unknown'. So you then need to click on the 'My Device Was Not Detected' button and follow the on-screen prompts. After a few restarts, it will then flash the phone back to the original Windows 8 OS. Bit of a pain, but at least not to... Read more

Answer:Windows 10 Mobile Bitlocker Recovery Key Blue Screen

It seems Microsoft may have fixed this issue in Windows 10 Mobile build 10586.107






"Improvements to the device reset experience when BitLocker\Device Encryption is enabled by enterprise policy or by the user."

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A couple of weeks ago I posed a question HERE regarding how to tell whether Windows 10 Mobile device storage was actually encrypted and if so where were the recovery keys stored. The good news, is that the device storage is indeed encrypted when turning 'Device Encryption' on. The bad news is that I still don't know where the recovery keys are stored and it can permanently lock you out of your device.

Earlier I reset a Lumia 630 running Windows 10 Mobile 10586.36 (Settings > System > About > Reset Phone) and when it restarted I was faced with a blue Bitlocker Recovery Key screen. The problem being, that it's a Desktop Bitlocker Recovery screen and as this is a mobile device it's completely useless as you can't do anything with it, it just locks you out of the device. Hard-resetting the phone (Volume Down and Power buttons) doesn't work either, it just reboots the device to the Bitlocker screen again.


All is not lost though, as it's possible to Flash the phone back to the original OS by running the 'Windows Device Recovery Tool'. When connecting the phone to the PC and running the Device Recovery Tool, the tool doesn't recognise the device though with it in it's Bitlocker Recovery state and just shows the Firmware and OS as 'Unknown'. So you then need to click on the 'My Device Was Not Detected' button and follow the on-screen prompts. After a few restarts, it will then flash the phone back to the original Windows 8 OS. Bit of a pain, but at least not to... Read more

Answer:Windows 10 Mobile Bitlocker Recovery Key Blue Screen

It seems Microsoft may have fixed this issue in Windows 10 Mobile build 10586.107






"Improvements to the device reset experience when BitLocker\Device Encryption is enabled by enterprise policy or by the user."

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Hi
After rebooting one of our test machines, bitlocker wanted the recovery key.
There were no hardware modifications on that machine.
Error message in event log:
Bootmgr failed to obtain the bitlocker volume master key from the TPM because the PCRs did not match
Event id 24635, source bitlocker-driver
 Each time the machine starts, the recovery key is needed.
Any idea how to solve that issue and why it happens?
update:
Second partition was created manually on that machine. So that's clear that bitlocker reacts...
But now: how can I confirm those changes so that the recovery key is not needed each time we boot?

Answer:Bitlocker enabled drive, recovery key needed during boot, PCS did not match, event id 24635, source bitlocker-driver

Hi,
 
I would like to confirm if BitLocker accepts the recovery key?
 
Please update the BIOS to improve the stability for TPM first.
 
I also would like to suggest you disable and enable BitLocker again to reset the settings.
 
For more information, please refer to the following link:
 
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd835565(WS.10).aspx
 
Regards,
 
Arthur Li
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Hello and good afternoon, I have a issue where a manager started the Bitlocker process on the SD card in his Surface Pro 3

with Windows 8.1. The Bitlocker attempt failed at 3.4% completed but the SD card ended up being Bitlocked without providing the Bitlocker Recovery Key (I've never seen this happen before). He doesn't know the password for the SD card and of course
I've been tasked to somehow release the encryption so that he can get the required information off of the SD card. 



Is there anything that can be done to release the encryption on the SD card or has the SD card been made non-accessible moving forward?

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Can someone confirm whether the Sierra Wireless HSDPA Network Adaptor is supplied locked or unlocked on the X60s? Just bought an X60s and was told the internal SIM slot is unlocked and would take any SIM card but for some reason it's taken an unhealthy dislike to my T-Mobile SIMs. When I load the ThinkVantage Access Communications Wireless Connection Staus window and click on the Mobile Broadbad tab, at the top above the Connection Status box I get the message "SIM card is locked...." When I load ThinkVantage Access Communications and press the Mobile Broadband button, I get the following message "The installed SIM card is not authorised for use with integrated Mobile Broadband adaptor in your computer." This latter message seems to suggest that Sierra Wireless HSDPA Network Adaptor is locked.

Answer:X60s - Is the built-in 3G mobile Mobile Broadband adaptor locked?

Go to ebay and buy unlocked mc8755 for lenovo. It is about $25 buy it now. I bought two, problem solve.

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My BitLocker password is not working after format my c drive. instead i have my recovery that is also not working.
Please somebody help me to unlock my disk.

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Hi everyone,

I have a HDD that I used while I was in Afghanistan and I locked my storage drive using Bitlocker because I found out people were stealing information off of my hard drive when I was out on missions. I started off with a password and ended up disabling the password, which I still remember, only allowing access by computers that were connected and by that backup access code they give you. I have EVERYTHING on this drive and it's been in storage for about 2 years now and I'm not willing to let all that information go just yet and still looking for an answer. Does anyone know of a way at the moment how to crack into this hard drive and recover everything?

Thank You,
Michael Chute

Answer:Bitlocker - HDD is Locked

Sorry to say, but I don't think anyone could crack a bitlocker encryption via bruteforce. Even the government is trying to ask Microsoft to include a backdoor for bitlocker encryption, it's THAT secure. Best you can do at the moment is to try and retrace where you last remember the password by keystrokes or location where password was last stored.

Editted:

If you do recover it, I'd recommend that you back up that data and buy a 1 gb MicroSD card and store your key cache on it as a backup if **** hit the fan and just hide it away from plain sight. (It's pretty tiny even when in plastic case, so it's perfect for that.)

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Hi, Ive pretty much lost my key and recovery key for my bitlocker encrypted win7 partition. Im thinking of going into my winxp partition, doing a quick format on the encrypted partition which im locked out of, then using some sort of data recovery software to get the files on the encrypted partition back, will this work? or will the files I try to recover still be encrypted? also, if that would work could someone recommend some good hard drive recovery software, I dont mind if its not free.

thanks

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I made a big mistake! I installed W7 on my SSD partition 1. I have my users & data filed on HDD data partition X:\. I locked the X:\ I apparently do not have TPM. I get to the login screen & of course it fails to log in any user because the drive containing the data to continue is locked. In safe mode, repair startup I cannot unlock the drive as the abilty to type letters is not yet available. So, when I enter the key..... it only has numbers. In safe mode with command prompt I can unlock the drive with the password but I have no idea what to do from there in the cmd prompt & when I restart of course the drive is locked again. What can I do? Also it says it can't access the file when I attempt to unlock using control panel in safe mode. the password is accepted but can't access a file. doesn't list the file. I have the key file. I can access it as I am dual booting with ubuntu. I can also access it in safe mode. But, i have no idea what to do with it. Can I just put that file onto a usb by simply copying it over & then have it plugged in at boot? Please help asap! This is my school PC, first week, & of course we have twice the work. I should never have turned on BL without reading the whole file but i did & now what?

edit (response merged):
unlocked drive:

boot into safe mode with command prompt:
manage-bde X: -unlock -pw
(enter password)
manage-bde -off X:
(wait awhile)
manage-bde X: -status
(continue until you see drive fully decrypted. it will ... Read more

Answer:Locked out of W7 @ Login due to BitLocker

Followed method 1. I am back in:
Error message: "The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded

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Yesterday i did reset my Lumia 950 due to some unexpected issues. After that it was observed device is not detecting SD Card while card is already in the device. So i open it from device and insert in my pc and my pc is showing Removable Disk (locked sign on icon). When i am clicking on the icon it says it is locked by bit locker. Again i insert it on my device still sd card is not detecting. Plz comment for solution.

Answer:SD card locked by BitLocker

When you set SD card encryption the information is there. It says:
The content can be lost if the device is reset while card encryption is on.
Settings, update and security, device encryption
There is no way to recover the card.

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After deleting maleware my Bitlocker has asked for the recovery key.
I have the Key however the laptop only allows me to use the Functions F1 to F10 as 1 to 0, also tab and backspace.  Doesnt allow me to use the keyboard letters.
My BitLocker recovery Key Starts with letters - How do I get around this I have tried holding the buttons down to see if they move from 0 to A B C etc and they dont.  Now my laptop doesnt get based the full BIOS.

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I made one of my thumb drive locked with BitLocker and when I use it on an XP machine it can only be used in read only files. Do any of you guys know how to make it read and write. On the 7 machine it can do both.

Thanks and Happy Holidays!

Answer:locked with bitlocker read only

  
Quote: Originally Posted by puremacgyver


I made one of my thumb drive locked with BitLocker and when I use it on an XP machine it can only be used in read only files. Do any of you guys know how to make it read and write. On the 7 machine it can do both.

Thanks and Happy Holidays!


I dont think XP is "aware" of bitlocker and so cant read it.

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I have hp pro tablet 408 g1, suddenly it have a start up issues and opened recovey mode, when i choose start up dignostic its require recovery key now the tablet is locked and every option require recovey key and i do not have the key and i can not open the tablet since its require recovey and each option require recovery key.What should i do??

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Please help!
This happened when I for first time I connected my external drive to PC running on Windows 10. I have never enabled BitLocker on this drive and I don't have a key
All my work backups were on this drive and I need to unlock it, formating is not an option.
I saw that for Windows 8 there is some BitLocker Drive Encryption.
When I tried to connect it to Windows XP, 7 or 8 I dont have and option to unlock it, only to format it.
Help me please.
D.

Answer:BitLocker locked my external harddrive by itself

Try Rolling back to W8(?)/8.1 on the machine you set up Bitlocker on.

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I was using my work laptop at work and connected my personal USB external drive to the laptop. No problem. I used the external drive to show colleagues some pictures of my new house renovation and then disconnected the drive.
However, when I reconnected the drive to my own personal laptop at home, it informed me that it was locked by bitlocker and needed a recovery to unlock it!
At no time was I requested to bitlocker it or indeed informed that bitlocker was locking the drive. This totally sucks as I have precious family photos on the drive and now cannot access them!!
Can anyone help?

Karl Marsden

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Ok, So here's the issue, a friend of mine have a 1TB WD external drive, which got a bad sector after someone unplugged it during file transfer, issue is, my friend doesn't have the Recovery Password, or anything, only the password he uses to unlock the drive, the drive got vital information, and they must be retrieved.

Any ideas?

Answer:A drive locked by BitLocker got a bad sector!

Hello,

See if he may be able to run chkdsk on the drive first to hopefully take care of the bad sector.Disk Check
Afterwards, he may be able to use an option in the tutorial below with the BitLocker password to unlock the data drive.BitLocker Drive Encryption - Unlock a Locked Data or Removable Drive
Hope this helps for now,
Shawn

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Hey guys, thanks for taking the time to read this. Full disclosure straight away: I've had this issue dumped on me by my mother and she's not been particularly forthcoming with details (she's old, bless her), so bear with me.

She has a Linx1020 tablet which has mysteriously started booting into Bitlocker recovery mode - she says she didn't do anything strange the last time she shut it down, and she's never seen or heard of Bitlocker before i.e. she hasn't set up any recovery keys.

I can't retrieve a key for her online as she claims she's never set up a Windows/Outlook account, which it seems necessary to log into to be able to recover.

Tried a system reset through the recovery menu, but the drive where Windows is installed is locked (I find it weird that the recovery mode is even providing the option to do a system reset when it's locked...)

So basically, I have no options in the recovery mode menu that I can follow which get me anywhere. I do have the option to boot from a USB, but I wouldn't have the first clue what to do. So, is it possible for me to do anything to e.g. completely bypass Bitlocker and nuke the whole thing, without physically taking it to someone who is much more capable than I?

Apologies for lack of detail. Thanks for reading - any help much appreciated!

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I remember the password but its not accepting it and showing it as incorrect password. Please help me with it.

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On opening Asus T100T laptop, immediately after a Windows update, error message appears: Process1 Initialisation Failed. Then I am asked for a Bitlocker Recovery Key. Absolutely did not install Bitlocker. Managed to find recovery key via Microsoft account - no idea how it got there - we didn't save it.
This key worked, and operation was normal for a few days. Now am getting the same messages, and inserting the Bitlocker key has no effect - the messages just keep looping.

I have looked at the tutorials, and have used Command Prompt to turn on auto unlock
BitLocker Auto-unlock - Turn On or Off in Windows 8

and to
BitLocker Recovery - Unlock a Drive in Windows 8

To no effect - the messages keep on the same cycle. Any ideas?

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On opening Asus T100T laptop, immediately after a Windows update, error message appears: Process1 Initialisation Failed. Then I am asked for a Bitlocker Recovery Key. Absolutely did not install Bitlocker. Managed to find recovery key via Microsoft account - no idea how it got there - we didn't save it.
This key worked, and operation was normal for a few days. Now am getting the same messages, and inserting the Bitlocker key has no effect - the messages just keep looping.

I have looked at the tutorials, and have used Command Prompt to turn on auto unlock
BitLocker Auto-unlock - Turn On or Off in Windows 8

and to
BitLocker Recovery - Unlock a Drive in Windows 8

To no effect - the messages keep on the same cycle. Any ideas?

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So when I was going through some virus **** I downloaded BitLocker because some of my files on my drive were locked and I thought maybe I could unlock them and delete them cause I thought a virus was hidin up in there but I ended up locking up my whole external drive or something so now I can't delete anything from it but I can use the files. Anywho... I'm pretty sure it was BitLocker I used cause now when I right click on the drive it brings up some BitLocker options but I can't find where to unlock it.

Or decrypt it.. cause I think I encrypted it.. anywho I can't delete anything from it.
 

Answer:BitLocker. Locked my Drive. I'm dumb.

If you are not pretty sure how to use bit-Locker, I would suggest you remove it.
however here is it's tutorial :
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc766295.aspx
 

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My X1 died on me and, according to the sheet of paper that came back from the repair center, had its system board replaced. Unfortunately, when booting, I get a prompt for a bitlocker recovery key - and the key I have (confirmed with Microsoft) is not working. The key id shown on the recovery screen is also different. I've spent about 40 minutes on the phone now with Lenovo support, and haven't gotten anywhere - how can I get back into my machine? It would appear that, since the hard drive was not replaced, I should still be able to get in with my existing key, or am I missing something there?

Answer:Locked out of bitlocker after system board replacement

https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/d7be2e19-3eb2-4e7f-8d6a-c7f0f5474b93/bitlo...

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hi
i have locked my H drive using bitlocker . Today when i tried to open my drive, it says    
"  Error Recovering Disk H : A recovery key was not found on this drive . The drive cannot be unlocked . "

I have checked the status of my drive in cmd , it says
" An error occured :  <code : 0x80070057>) "Some very important files are in the drive. I am desperately in need of help. Any help would be greatly appreciated ".

Thks,
ilaks.

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Hi. I'm new here. Please Help me. My 2 (two) external hard drive was locked by bitlocker. What odd is, it's only lock when I'm using Window 7 or older version of windows and I can't use it even in T.V's. But when I'm using it in windows 10 I can open it
and use it. Please help me. Sorry for Bad English.

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hey guys...
i have a serious problem with bitlocker and really need your help
i have an external HDD that is locked by bitlocker and won`t open
i didn`t lock it i just went on section that asks for password and cancel the process and my HDD worked just fine but after i disconnected it and connect again it has been locked and when i try to open it says :

Bitlocker (D:)
the bitlocker encryption in this drive isn`t compatible with your version of windows. try opening the drive using a newer version of vindows.

i`m pretty sure it didn`t encrypt my drive cuz encryptions take time and my drive is 1 TB 
i`m using windows 8.1 and tried 8 & 7 ...even XP :(
i have really important stuff in it
plz tell me what to do :'(

Answer:Unable to open external HDD that is locked by bitlocker

Farid Rahimi,
If you haven?t already, remove the drive from whatever port you have it plugged into and try another port. 
Another thing you can check is to see if there are any new updates available for your BIOS. 
Take a look at any changes that it might list and if there have been any changes to the TPM, go ahead and run that update. 
You?ll also want to make sure that your system settings are all correct for the port you?re using.
Hope this helps!
Mike
Windows Outreach Team ? IT Pro

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i brought a second hand windows 8.1 Dell Venue 11 pro tablet online, and about 3 weeks later it boots on some bitlocker thing, ive tried everything and cant find my recovery key, is there a way i can restore it. i have no important data on there so anything to get this bitlocker off will be great.

Answer:How to restore windows 8 tablet locked by bitlocker

There is a separate Windows 8 forum. Best to post your Windows 8.1 problem there.
Windows 8 Forums

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Hello!

In my upgrading frenzy, I went ahead and updated my new work-provided laptop's BIOS (Dell E7240). Lo and behold Bitlocker is now asking for a recovery key.
As the IT Administrator won't be available till next week and I am in urgent need to access it.

My question is simple; does downgrading the BIOS back reverse the lock?

Thanks!

Answer:Bitlocker and BIOS Firmware Upgrade - Locked out!

Nope. You will need to wait for IT admin at this point.

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I had a gateway computer I bought in dec 2002. Anyway in Jan I bought vista ultimate and it ran fine until for some reason it decided to not start up.. no power to anything. the computer went to "sleep" one night and wouldn't start up.

That's not why I'm here though. I had 5+ years of files, pictures, and family videos on the 2 hard drives which I think are now locked with bitlocker. I tried installing them as secondary hard drives in the new computer, and the computer thinks they are blank and wants to format them. Am I correct in thinking they are locked? If they are, is there any way to get my files back?
 

Answer:Computer died, now drive locked with bitlocker?

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Hi All,
I was running bitlocker encryption on an external Hard Drive.
I got a "Blue Screen" error that shutdown my computer when Encryption was 2/3 of the way.

I never had a Password or Key, but now the Drive appears to be locked.
I ran manage-bde -resume (but it says "It's locked").
I ran manage-bde -status:
Size: Unknown GB
BitLocker Ver: Win 7
Conversion Status: Unknown
% Encrypted: Unknown%
Encryption Method: AES 128 with Diffuser
Protection Status: Unknown
Lock Status: Locked
ID Field: Unknown
Automatic Unlock: Disable
Key Protectors:
Password
Numerical Password

All help will be much appreciated.
Thanks in advance,

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Hi I am using a Window Surface and I just got my external drive locked by Bitlocker WITHOUT having enabled it. I need to access crucial data, how can I unlock it? If I double-click on
external drive icon, a Bitlocker(D:) window pops up and if I click on "Load key from USB drive" then it says that "a valid USB key wasn't detected". The issue is that I NEVER set a key in the first place, I didn't even know what Bitlocker
is!

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I know a BIOS update on my Latitude with Windows 8 and Bitlocker activated on the O/S drive triggers Bit locker recovery on startup. I don't have the recovery key and so am stuck. How to recover without the Bit Locker recovery key?

Answer:BIOS update without suspending Bitlocker has triggered a recovery and on start up I am prompted for the recovery key

The solution I found was to install the previous version of the BIOS, but without being able to boot into Windows, I needed to install the previous version of the BIOS in DOS. Some server products provide a F12 boot up menu option to roll back a BIOS update, but this is not available in my Latitude.

I downloaded the correct BIOS version (the additional info section made specific reference to it being installable from Windows or DOS). I prepared a bootable USB key (to a dos prompt) and copied the bios installer executable to the memory stick.

Because secure boot (UEFI) is enabled, it is not possible to boot up from USB key, so legacy boot mode needs to be enabled. There were 3 settings that required changing in the BIOS before I was able to boot from the USB key.

Once I was able to boot into DOS from the USB key and got to the DOS prompt, I ran the BIOS update exe. The laptop rebooted, installed the previous BIOS version and then rebooted again. I pressed F2 to get into the BIOS and changed back the settings as they were (secure boot UEFI). I then managed to boot into windows without being prompted for the Bit locker recovery key.

You able to export or view the Bitlocker recovery key by going to Control Panel -> Security -> Bit locker Management, and temporarily suspend protection (until the next reboot). It is possible to run a commandlet to specify the number of reboots bit locker should be suspended for.

You may find that installing the previous version of the ... Read more

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Hey All,

Recently my company provided me with a Windows 10 SOE image as part of a UAT. The image includes Symantec Endpoint Encryption which utilizes Bitlocker for encryption.

I went through all of the motions with the C:\ drive to be encrypted and even printed the recovery key. Well, at some point I plugged in a few My Passport USB drives and they became locked by Bitlocker To Go. Everytime I try to unlock or click on these drives it asks for the 48-bit key which I don't have because I never was prompted to encrypt/lock these drives.





IT says that there are no keys stored on the servers for these USB drives and suggested that this would be a "local" encryption. However, they also stated that they wouldn't be encrypted unless I was prompted about it. So, there's this mystery about how these USB drives came to be locked.
I've been doing some research and the closest I've come is getting some output about the protectors:

Code:
c:\Windows\System32>manage-bde -protectors g: -get
BitLocker Drive Encryption: Configuration Tool version 10.0.10011
Copyright (C) 2013 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Volume G: [Label Unknown]
All Key Protectors
Numerical Password:
ID: {27319850-4EB5-42AC-9BA5-1C0CCB997EE7}
External Key:
ID: {A4A49BE5-70A4-4388-8B2F-8C13B1CA765C}
External Key File Name:
A4A49BE5-70A4-4388-8B2F-8C13B1CA765C.BEK

I've tried to copy the .bek file to another non-encrypted/locked USB but get... Read more

Answer:Unable to unlock USB drives encrypted/locked with Bitlocker To Go

Hi there

assuming the drives aren't encrypted then a Linux Distro should rescue you here.

Boot up any Linux Live CD - Linux Mint is a good one. Plug your USB in - should be recognized as an NTFS / FAT32 drive. Use the built in file manager (If the KDE desktop then DOLPHIN is the file manager - works and looks fairly similar to Windows / File explorer). Copy what you need or delete other stuff you don't need.

I don't think there's Windows fixes for this.

To make a Linux bootable USB stick I recommend download this ISO (Linux mint Rosa 17.3 x-64 KDE)

Linux Mint 17.3 "Rosa" - KDE (64-bit) - Linux Mint

Then use (on windows) RUFUS to make bootable USB stick.

Rufus - Create bootable USB drives the easy way

Boot the USB stick, plug your other stuff in and use DOLPHIN to get your data. Linux reads and writes Windows file formats.

Here's an example of DOLPHIN reading an HP 64GB USB stick that I couldn't access with windows -



Cheers
jimbo

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i accidentally lost my hard drive partition which was locked by bitlocker , now in disk management it showing only free space. please tell me any solution to restore my drive or recover my data? i know the password and also have a key. i tried many recovery tools but they are not showing my lost partition.

Answer:Lost Win7 bitlocker locked partition need help in restoring

Look at the link below for help.http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/...

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Hey All,

Recently my company provided me with a Windows 10 SOE image as part of a UAT. The image includes Symantec Endpoint Encryption which utilizes Bitlocker for encryption.

I went through all of the motions with the C:\ drive to be encrypted and even printed the recovery key. Well, at some point I plugged in a few My Passport USB drives and they became locked by Bitlocker To Go. Everytime I try to unlock or click on these drives it asks for the 48-bit key which I don't have because I never was prompted to encrypt/lock these drives.





IT says that there are no keys stored on the servers for these USB drives and suggested that this would be a "local" encryption. However, they also stated that they wouldn't be encrypted unless I was prompted about it. So, there's this mystery about how these USB drives came to be locked.
I've been doing some research and the closest I've come is getting some output about the protectors:

Code:
c:\Windows\System32>manage-bde -protectors g: -get
BitLocker Drive Encryption: Configuration Tool version 10.0.10011
Copyright (C) 2013 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Volume G: [Label Unknown]
All Key Protectors
Numerical Password:
ID: {27319850-4EB5-42AC-9BA5-1C0CCB997EE7}
External Key:
ID: {A4A49BE5-70A4-4388-8B2F-8C13B1CA765C}
External Key File Name:
A4A49BE5-70A4-4388-8B2F-8C13B1CA765C.BEK

I've tried to copy the .bek file to another non-encrypted/locked USB but get... Read more

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Dear around 3 years back I encrypted one of my laptop drive and couldn't remember the password or find the recovery key. But I have the recovery key identification. Is there any possibility that using my recovery key identification I can get the full recovery
key
p.s. I am still using the same laptop.
regards

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hi, I'm using the latest win10 build and I really liked it, but now for an unknown reason on my screen I see a message saying; "This device has been locked for security reasons. Connect your device to a power source for at least two hours, then try again.". What is going on? Even though I did what it asked me to do, it still won't work. Please, help me!

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I payed full price for it from amazon, & I started a prepaid $30 monthy plan couldn't get coverage at home, so I had service less than 30 days did not purchase another monthly plan

Answer:How can I tell if my Nokia 521 is locked to T-Mobile or not?

I think your phone is locked, because paying full price doesnt unlock the phone. You have to request an unlock code from T-mobile to get it unlocked. If you want to check if your phone is unlocked or not, there are two ways to do it:
1. If you have an at&t sim lying around, put that in the phone. If it says invalid sim, your phone is locked.
2. Enter ##7820# on the phone dialer. If you see an open lock, your phone is unlocked, othewise it is locked.

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BitLocker Recovery Keys don't work, they r for wrong Identifier. I have a "recovery code" but how in the world do you use a recovery code to get a new recovery key?

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Hello i want to buy a Lumia 521 in eBay
It says Network Locked;
I don't care about using cellullar in this phone i just want to use the phone
My question is can i use the phone without inserting a Sim Card (i don't want to use calling and messaging that require a sim card) ''''' i live in Kosovo and T-mobile is not avaliable in Kosovo
I asked the buyer but he is not understanding my question !!!
If i can use the phone without sim card then if i update or hard reset my phone*(Lumia 521) will it ask to insert a sim card or type any unlock code!!!

Answer:Can i use a Lumia 521 T-Mobile Network Locked without a SIM-Card

When it boots it will advise that no SIM is in and you can dismiss the message, then use it on WiFi or without data connection all you want. No unlock code is needed for SIMless use.
IMHO, it is still a great toy to have. It basically is the same as the 520 inside. You may like this old thread: Project: Five2Oh
If you need additional help or have more questions or details to share, please join the site so you can reply in this thread. See this link for instructions on how to join Windows Central.

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can any 3rd party on internet come up with the right unlock code for a t- mobile locked nokia 521 phone?

Answer:Has anyone successfully unlocked a Nokia 521 locked to T- Mobile?

Depends...in England it will cost 15 to unlock a phone and takes a few mins to do. But different countries have different rules on that

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Answer:HOW TO UNLOCK A DRIVE PROTECTED BY BITLOCKER WITHOUT ITS PASSWORD AND RECOVERY KEY ?(I LOST MY PASSWORD AND RECOVERY KEY)

Hi  ashish,
The drive must be unlocked by the recovery password or recovery key. But you lost it and haven?t print the recovery information or save it anywhere. No any other method to help you.
I am sorry for that. I suggest you consult professional data recovery company.
Best regards,
Karen Hu

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my bitlocker recovery key  ID 3E51A412 can i get the key for ID

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Hello Suport
I am using my office Laptop running Windows 7 which is been configure with Bitlocker PIN and it used to work perfectly for over  year. I still remeber the password for sure .
Today morning my computer reboot " look like after windows update " but for some reason it ask me for Recovery key entry which I don't have 
It show me the Recovery Key ID which is alpha numeric but the key does only accept numbers and NO letters 
Can you help me to find the Recover Key ?
I have try Microsoft online where it store the recovery key but I am afraid nothing there 

Regards
Nagi 

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I have the bitlocker recovery key ID, I just don't know what to do with it. Does anyone have a clue what I'm supposed to do with it?

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Dear all my friends, I lost my bitlocker password and I can't find my recovery keys for my bitlocker's drive.

my bitlocker id is 92DC5B7D.

Please help me.

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  My Surface Pro 3 shut down after my battery ran down flat a week ago. On trying to turn my system on, the Surface Pro 3 requested for my Bitlocker Recovery key. I was able to get the Bitlocker Recovery Key using another device and I used it and my
Surface Pro3 came on again. My only problem now is that whenever I shut down the system, it refuses to turn on, except I re-enter the 40-digit Recovery number before I have access to my files and documents. I find that as a serious inconvenience
to me. Kindly advise me on how the system will operate normally so that I don't have to re-enter a long string of 40-digit number before I have access to my Surface Pro 3 please.
Best regards
Kilyobas Binga

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Dear Team, 

I am using Dell Latitude E5250  laptop with pre installed Window 7 professional SP1 by Dell team. Today i have come through technical problem and received the message about bitlocker recovery key when i started my Laptop. 
message display is as follows 
"Windows Bitlocker Drive Encryption Recovery Key Entry
Enter the recovery key for this drive 
----------    ------------   ---------------- -------------
----------    ------------   ---------------- -------------
Drive Label: SINLT 493C152 OS 8/19/2015
Recovery Key ID: D9EA32CB-FEB8-447D-BFDD-D7988E256826
Use the function keys F1-F9 for digit 1-9 and use F10 for 0
Use the TAB, Shift +TAB
Basically system is asking for Bitlocker recovery key. I am unable to access my system. please help me in resolving this issues as local Dell support unable
to support. 
Best regards,
Atul Patil
+91 9967946655

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When I boot up my laptop I am asked to enter the bitlocker recovery key. I do not have this, I don't even recall setting it up. How do I solve this issue. I am willing to completely reinstall windows. I can't get in any further than this screen. Any help would be greatly appreciated

Answer:How to get around bitlocker recovery key

Did you visit http://windows.microsoft.com/recoverykeyfaq as it suggests on the screen?

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We have setup windows 7 enterprise and have encrypted the machine. Everytime i reboot it asks for the recovery key. I have done the following. We have MBAM setup and the keys are stored automatically. I have had success with older models but this specific model
is giving me a hard time.

1. Made the C drive the first boot device

2. Paused bitlocker, rebooted and resumed.

3. Removed Encryption. Rebooted and encrypted again.

4. Downgraded TPM to 1.2 from 2.0

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Question: bitlocker recovery

is there somewhere I can enter the key ID to recover a blk?

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When I reset Spectre x2, it asks me Bitlocker recovery key. I don't have the key. What can I do?

Answer:Bitlocker recovery key

Hello @pcsl, Welcome back to the HP Support forum. Thank you for your post. BitLocker is a Microsoft software designed to protect your PC against offline attacks, unauthorized access typically if your PC gets stolen. BitLocker is full disk encryption software. More info:>> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BitLocker>> http://www.windowscentral.com/how-use-bitlocker-encryption-windows-10 BitLocker was activated by someone and during the activation time it prompts the user to save/store the key in a safe place. If this is company owned asset/PC, you should turn to your company's IT support guys and they should be able to provide you with the recovery key. If this is your own device, most probably you use a slightly different BitLocker version for certain PCs and tablets known as Device encryption. Probably your key is stored in Microsoft OneDrive with your Microsoft account here :>> https://onedrive.live.com/recoverykey More info>> https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2015/12/microsoft-may-have-your-encryption-key-heres-...>> http://windowsitpro.com/microsoft-surface/locating-your-microsoft-surface-bitlocker-recovery-key>> http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/21433-bitlocker-recovery-unlock-drive-windows-8-a.html Please, note that it is very important for security reasons that you keep the encryption key (Bitlocker key) in a secure place so that only you know it. Let me know if this works for you ... Read more

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I need my bitlocker recovery key for my DESKTOP UF656V and I can't find it, could this be sent to me please so I can unlock the computer 

Answer:Bitlocker recovery key

The point of drive encryption is to kept unauthorized people out of the computer.  HERE IS A MICROSOFT document about the subject.  Be sure to read the "I don't have a key.  What else can I do?"

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Secure boot disable
Dell Tablet:

I have keyID to obtain the Bitlocker key

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Excuse me if I posted this in the wrong forum. but here is my issue.
 
We have bitlocker set up and every time we restart the computers, we are asked for the recovery key. Now we have the recovery key and get into windows fine. but how do we stop this from happening everytime we start the computer. We have suspended bitlocker then restarted. and restarted again to see if the situation corrects itself. Of course it does not.  Does anyone have any ideas on what I could do. Oh and it is on a domain.
 
Thanks for all the help and future suggestions.

Answer:Bitlocker Recovery Key

Turn off the Bitlocker this should resolve the issue.

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Hi,

I have a new Windows 8.1 machine and I wish to encrypt the drive using Bitlocker. It gives me 4 options to save a recovery key
1. Save to your Microsoft account
2. Save to a USB flash drive
3. Save to a file
4. Print the recovery key

Option 1 isn't available as I'm logged on using a local account.
i. What is the difference between options 2 & 3? i.e. I could save to a file on a USB drive
ii. Does option 2 mean the USB flash drive cannot then be used for other purposes?
iii. Does option 2 also mean I could use a USB external hard drive, or does it have to be a flash drive?
iv. Once the recovery key has been created, can the key then be copied to other locations or is it only going to work where Bitlocker puts the key?
v. Just thinking about printing the recovery key - can this be used without a password to access the drive, how sensitive/important is the printed key?

N00b questions, I'd very much appreciate your answers.

Thanks

Answer:Bitlocker recovery key

hello and welcome to eight forms , my opinion , difference between 2 and 3 ,2 will create a file and put it on the flash drive for yah,3 you will have to move the file it creates to a flash drive of external drive manually 'I would think you could take the file it create and put it where ever you want , I don't use bitlocker ,if I did I would print it and put away for safe keeping ,like I try to do will all passwords .and if the drive is pass worded that you store the file on ,then yes someone would need the drive password to access the files on that drive, is not that what passwords are for ,I would assume that there are people who could hack your passwords like they do others ,good luck

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When I boot up my laptop I am asked to enter the bitlocker recovery key. I do not have this, I don't even recall setting it up. How do I solve this issue. I am willing to completely reinstall windows. I can't get in any further than this screen. Any help would be greatly appreciated

Answer:How to get around bitlocker recovery key

Did you visit http://windows.microsoft.com/recoverykeyfaq as it suggests on the screen?

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HiI cant boot in to internet on my  HP Stream 7 Tablet 5700na Tablet.A blue screen appears ,it says,Bitlocker,.Enter the recovery key to get going again(Keyboard Layout: United Kingdom)Please send me a Bitlocker Recovery Key,I dont have a Bitlocker Recovery KeyI do have the ID key numberI have tried to boot in to internet by various troubleshooting methods,without success,but the blue screen keeps appearing.Please send me a Bitlocker REcovery Key for my HP Tablet

Answer:I need a Bitlocker Recovery Key

Thank you for visiting the HP Support Forums and Welcome.Pelase  go  through BitLocker recovery keys: Frequently asked questionsIf you're locked out of your PC, you'll need a BitLocker recovery key to sign back in.Why am I locked out?There are several reasons that might make a PC go into recovery mode. For example, your organization might have a password security policy that locks you out after a certain number of failed attempts to sign in. Or perhaps your PC encountered a hardware malfunction, an unexpected configuration change, or another security event. Requiring a recovery key helps ensure that only an authorized person can unlock your PC and restore access to your encrypted data.How can I get my BitLocker recovery key?Depending on how your PC is set up, there are different ways to get your recovery key.If your PC is connected to a domainContact your administrator to get your recovery key.If your PC isn?t connected to a domainThere are several locations in which your BitLocker recovery key might have been saved. Here are some places to check:Your Microsoft account online. This option is only available on non-domain-joined PCs. To get your recovery key, go to BitLocker Recovery Keys.A saved copy of the recovery key. You might have saved a copy of the BitLocker recovery key to a file, a USB flash drive, or printed a hard copy.If you saved the key to a file or printed it, find your copy, follow the instructions on your locked PC, and enter your key when prompted... Read more

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Question: BitLocker Recovery

I started up my unit to be confronted with a message to provide a BitLocker recovery key, I do not have one and never set this up.I have tried following the instructions to do a system reset but it doesn't work and reverts to the Choose an Option screen.I have product key ID etcHelp!!!

Answer:BitLocker Recovery

BitLocker can not be inadvertently turned on. Someone who has access to your notebook has encrypted the drive with Bitlocker technology. Unless you have the password, you do have a severe problem. Unencrypting the hard disk will be very expensive, that is, if it can be done.http://www.lostpassword.com/hdd-decryption.htm  There are companies that claim to be able to do it, but there is unlikely to be a guarantee that it will work. https://www.google.nl/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=how+to+remove+bitlocker+...

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I have just had a repair on my laptop with fan issues. After that I found my laptop being locked by BitLocker so I followed Microsoft's instructions on how to find the recovery key. However, I couldn't fin any when I logined my account. What can I do now?

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I have the Recovery ID for BitLocker, but I do not have the Recovery key. Is there a way to look up the Key with the Recovery ID?

Thanks,
Stephanie

Answer:Have Bitlocker Recovery ID, need to find Key

Hi,
Could you please explain a bit for the Recovery ID of the BitLocker? Do you mean the first 8 characters of the password? And are we in a domain environment? 

If we are in a domain environment, we could use
Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption Recovery Password Viewer to find the recovery password through AD server. Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption Recovery Password Viewer is an optional feature that's included with the Remote Server Administration Toolkit
(RSAT), which you can install by using the Add Roles and Features
option in the Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012 Server Manager or from the
Programs and Features option in Control Panel.
And if we are in a workgroup, and the recovery key is missing, please take a look at the below article for all the possible BitLocker recovery methods:
How Do You Want to Recover BitLocker-Protected Drives?
Best regardsMichael Shao
TechNet Community Support

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Hey Guys,
Im new here so apologies if this in the wrong section.
Basically, massive problem here - I have a WD MyBook External HDD and have used BitLocker to Go on it from Windows 7 RC, and I kept the recovery key in my main HD Documents folder. (This was a x86 install).
Last night I (stupidly) backed up the key to the External HDD automatically forgetting it would be locked later (as it unlocks on startup so I forget it would be secured elsewhere) and went ahead to clean format my PC to a Windows 7 x64 RTM Install.

Now, when I come to plug in the drive today, instead of prompting for a password as it SHOULD, I instead am askked for the recovery key which I stupidly enclosed in the External HD itself.

Naturally, this External Drive contains my life, several GB of music, all of my college work, images, videos and so forth and I cannot really do with losing it all.

The only other information I can give is that at no point was the HD fully encrypted by BLocker, instead I used to cancel it at each start up and it never passed 3.5% so does this mean not ALL of the data is encrypted and maybe the key I copied into there last night may still be safe (no BL encryption went on after copying it?)

If so, how would I go about possibly finding this? Is there any other way to access the drive without getting the BLocker popup? I already tried a Live boot disk, cmd prompt etc?

Thank you.
 

Answer:BitLocker To Go - Lost Recovery Key

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i encrypted my 1TB External HDD took backup of my laptop on it (including recovery keys backup files). formated my laptop reinstalled windows and now forgot the password for External HDD.

Any suggestions in recovering the key which is already backed up in the encrypted HDD.

thinking to format HDD and than attempt data recovery but not sure if i will be able to recover all or nothing.

Answer:Bitlocker Recovery Key - lost

Hello Teky, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you format the encrypted drive, it will pretty much destroy any chance of recovering the drive.

If you don't have the BitLocker recovery key or password, then decrypting or recovering the drive will just about be impossible.

BitLocker Drive Encryption - Unlock a Locked Data or Removable Drive

BitLocker Repair Tool - Recover Drive in Windows 7 and 8

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Please how can I Get My BitLocker recovery key using the recovery id no

Answer:bitlocker security RECOVERY

Hello Kelly, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You would have already needed to save your BitLocker recovery key to another location for safe keeping to be able to use it.

If you did, then you can use the tutorial below that's for your OS or removable drive for how to know what recovery key to use from the recovery ID.

BitLocker Drive Encryption - Unlock a Locked OS Drive

BitLocker Drive Encryption - Unlock a Locked Data or Removable Drive

BitLocker Repair Tool - Recover Drive in Windows 7 and 8

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi

I have implemented BitLocker To Go at our company through GPO and recovery keys are backed up into AD DS to the computer object. I am now looking for a way to migrate these recovery keys to an other computer object as we are currently refreshing our workstations.
I have been trying to write a PowerShell script to backup the recovery key into AD when the removable drive is connected and unlocked on the new computer. You can retrieve the ID of the removable drive by the below cmdlet.
manage-bde -protectors F: -get
I am then trying to backup the recovery key using the below cmdlet.
manage-bde -protectors -adbackup F: -id {<id>}
This returns an error.
ERROR: Parameter "-ID" requires an argument.

Any ideas? Does this cmdlet only work for internal disks? Is there a better approach to migrate recovery keys to a new computer?

Thanks!

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Hello,

 I'm curious under what circumstances a recovery key can change and the numerical ID stays the same.  I conducted a test that seems to indicate that the Numerical ID changes if the Recovery Key is changed or if the system is decrypted and re-encrypted.
 I can't tell if these are the only conditions under which the Numerical ID would change.
 We have a system that we can't get into that the printed backup of the Numerical ID matches what we see on screen but the Recovery Key we have doesn't work.

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Hi, i have bitlocker encrypted hard drive and it needs a key to access it. I am trying to decrypt it using M3 data recovery. i have the correct bitlocker recovery key, but when i enter it, it gives me an error saying "BitLocker recovery key is incorrect, please click OK to learn how to get the correct Bitlocker recovery key"

Some help plz!

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Hi, i have bitlocker encrypted hard drive and it needs a key to access it. I am trying to decrypt it using M3 data recovery. i have the correct bitlocker recovery key, but when i enter it, it gives me an error saying "BitLocker recovery key is incorrect, please click OK to learn how to get the correct Bitlocker recovery key"

Some help plz!

Answer:Bitlocker Recovery Key is Incorrect

In line with forum rules we don't discuss circumventing passwords. It would be best in this case to contact BitLocker themselves.




Quote:
6) No discussions of hacking someones system, network, password, etc.

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Hello everyone,
I am experiencing some issues with my external hard drive. I've decided to encrypt it using bitlocker. We're talking about a 2TB hard drive. The process started..it requested for a password and i have been provided with a recovery key. At around 90% the
process blocked/stoped. It started to affect my PC performace. 
Suddenly, there was no longer a progress bar so that i could see how much i had to wait. I've been requested to provide directly my recovery key( not the password) so that i could unlock the drive . I kindda panicked..and reinstalled the OS. 
The sad part, altough i have the original message that i got from the drive when i started to encrypt it with the full recovery key, it says its incorrect. 
I've performed several test using CMD and all the avaiable commands i could find on the internet, but with no luck.
Have you managed to to get by from such a scenario?

Regards,
Rudolf Radovici 

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Hello, My bitlocker drive got corrupted. However, I just need to extract a few files from that drive. Is there any free software that will do that? I have tried repair-bde but that didn't work. I tried M3 recovery software and that shows the files but it is too expensive to buy.

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What is the best way to administrate recovery keys for Bitlocker without the use of Active Directory?  I have a few laptops that they want encrypted but the domain we are going to join them to is not configured for Bitlocker recover.  From what
I've read, MBAM is the tool that allows one to access/backup the recovery keys into/out of AD, can MBAM be used without Active Directory, on a stand alone machine on the same domain?  Thank you for the help.  

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I am trying to access the files on my external hard drive that I encrypted using Bitlocker. The full recovery key identification matches exactly to what I have recorded, but when I paste in the
recovery key it states that the key is not correct. How can I fix this?

Answer:Bitlocker Recovery Key Not Working

Hi,
The Bitlocker recovery key is used for recovering the data if you have forgotten password. Please use the password key to gain access to these files.
For more information about bitlocker recovery key, please access the following link.
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/What-is-a-BitLocker-recovery-key 
Also, the following link is for your reference.
How to use the BitLocker Repair Tool to help recover data from an encrypted volume
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/928201 
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Hello,
my laptop has freezed, I restart it with power button but now, at start up, BitLocker said that:





You need to enter your recovery key because Secure Boot has been disabled. Either Secure Boot must be re-enabled, or BitLocker must be suspended for Windows to start normally.





I gone to UEFI settings and define a password to re-enabled Secure Boot but BitLocker when I restart comptuer said that Bios secure parameters has changed... It doesn't solve the problem.

The problem is I don't have my recovery key. I tried to recover my recovery key using Microsoft account but I had to update my phone number and so my security settings are locked for one month. My question is :
Is it possible to boot on Ubuntu USB key or plug HDD to an Ubuntu computer, copy files and decrypt them one by one with my password session ?Is it possible to retrieve my recovery key using Windows command line and session password ? (I can access to Windows recovery menu so I have access to commands line.)Is a program to decrypt completely my hard drive exists ? I will write it on a USB key, start it, enter my session password and it will decrypt all the disk or something like that.
Thanks a lot.

Answer:How can I recover my BitLocker recovery key

What do you mean by "session password?"

Assuming you are using a TPM with BitLocker (which is the default) then there is no way to recover your drive without the recovery key. That is the entire point of BitLocker.

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BITLOCKER PROBLEM


dear buddies please help me

I WAS ENCRYPTING MY EXTERNAL HARD DISK(160gb) .I SAVED THE BITLOCKER RECOCERY KEY AND IDENTIFICATION KEY . UNFORTUNATELY AT 40 % OF ENCRYPTION IT SOMEHOW STOPPED AND THE DISK GOT LOCKED. I TRIED TO UNLOCK IT WITH BITLOCKER RECOVERY KEY BUT IT DOESNT WORK . IT SHOWS NOT RESPONDING MESSAGE FOR HOURS TOGETHER.PLEASE HELP.I WILL BE HIGHLY OBLIGED.
PLZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ HELP ME

Answer:BitLocker recovery key not working

Welcome to Seven Forums.

I don't know anything about the BitLocker which is I understand is bundled with Enterprise and Ultimate Editions. Still I was watching this thread to read about this issue as it developed. As there has been no development for 19 hours on this thread, I now feel that there is no solution for retrieving the system.

You may wait a day or two more to see if some suggestions come up but the only way out now seems to be to clean reinstall Windows 7 all over again. I hope you would not lose too much data. I don't think that the locked up files shall be visible with Ubuntu and Hiren's DVDs.

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Hi,
when i boot up Windows, it shows "Starting Windows" and it throws an error:
UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME 0x000000ED

I'm trying to run CHKDSK on the volume through Windows Recovery Environment, but I have lost the recovery key.
Any idea what else can I do?


Jabez Gan [MVP] - http://www.msblog.org Contributing Author for: (Sybex) MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure Configuration Study Guide: Exam 70-643

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Bitlocker Recovery Key Lost, And i cant access my drive. And my  Antivirus Detected Bitlocker as threat and he automatically removed it from my Laptop, now the BitLocker Application is not working, He is saying' Bitlocker Not found' , so i cant access
my Drive. Is there is any option to Deactivate Bitlocker or i hav to format my Laptop, Formatting may result in losing some of my data in 'C' Drive. PLEASE help me to bet back BitLocker Recovery Key!

Answer:BitLocker Recovery Key Lost

There are multiple threads for bitlocker in technet forums, one of them : http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itprosecurity/thread/bc1e970e-5673-4fb5-b636-c9f1519f4c14Arnav Sharma | Facebook |
Twitter Please remember to click ?Mark as Answer? on the post that helps you, and to click ?Unmark as Answer? if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members
reading the thread.

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Hello, My bitlocker drive got corrupted. However, I just need to extract a few files from that drive. Is there any free software that will do that? I have tried repair-bde but that didn't work. I tried M3 recovery software and that shows the files but it is too expensive to buy.

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Anyone know how to fix this? I would appreciate your help!
Dell Venue pro 11 (Win 8.1)

Answer:No More Bitlocker Recovery Options

HI. Do you use Bitlocker for your windows drive ?

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Exactly what my Surface 2 is showing below. 

  I purchased my Surface 2 from Best Buy. I do not have a BitLocker recovery key in my One Drive or anywhere else for that matter. Was Best buy supposed to give this to me at my purchase?  I can't sign in to the Surface at all.  Is
this a Bug!


Surface 2   
...Preparing Automatic Repair

Recovery
Your PC needs to be repaired
An unexpected error has occurred.
Error code: 0xc000000e
You'll need to use the recovery tools on your installation media.  If you don't have any installation media (like a disc or USB device),  contact your system administrator or PC manufacturer.

Press the Windows key to try again
------------------------------------------------

BitLocker recovery
Enter the recovery key for this drive
000000-000000-000000-000000-000000-000000-000000-000000
BitLocker needs your recovery key to unlock this drive because the trusted platform module is not accessible.
For more information on how to retrieve this key, go to http://www.windows.microsoft.com/recoverykeyfaq from another PC or mobile device.
Use the number keys or function keys F1-F10 (use F10 for 0).

Recovery key ID: 00000000-0000-0000-0000-0000000000

Press Enter to continue
Press ESC or the Windows key for more recovery options

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I have a Dell Venue 8 Pro (tablet) with an Intel Atom running Windows 8.1. As of 9/14 I was current on all updates including BIOS and the Venue was working well. I installed some optional updates and when I restarted the Venue I got a screen from BitLocker
saying something about a signature that was not authentic and it wanted a recovery key. I had no idea about this recovery key or BitLocker business but suddenly my phone got a text and amazingly it was a recovery key which I input and got into the Venue, no
prob. Nothing was wrong when I got into Windows but I went straight in and uninstalled those optional updates (since that was the only thing I had changed lately) which required a restart. Again BitLocker wanted the recovery key which I entered and booted
up just fine. I used the Venue and shut it down like usual without another thought.
Next day I turned on the Venue and after the Dell splash screen all I got was this: 
?Recovery   There ae no more BitLocker recovery options on your PC   
You?ll need to use the recovery tools on your installation media. 
If you don?t have any installation media (like a disc or USB device), contact your system administrator or PC manufacturer.   
Press the Windows key for UEFI Firmware Settings?
I don?t have installation media because the Venue came pre-loaded. 
Of course pressing the windows key does nothing and all I can do is press the power key until it shu... Read more

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Do you need both? My last job never used Bitlocker and my new job requires it. I had been backing up the Bitlocker Recovery Key text file but then noticed the .Bek file on a computer that had hidden objects enabled.

I deployed a few laptops and if I need it, I will have to track them down.....I'm hoping not. Not trying to be lazy, I worked 12 hours yesterday and my mind hurts. Haha.

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I have activated Bitlocker on two identical W8.1 pro machines, and on the first (C1) I have the option to use a password when logging into the computer, but the other (C2) only ask for the recovery key from USB stick. Both computers have no TPM, so Bitlocker is enabled without TPM, but this should give the possibility to start the computers using a password on 8.1 pro.

Can I somehow add a password to C2, or is my only option to remove the Bitlocker encryption and try again?

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I have a Dell Venue 8 Pro (tablet) with an Intel Atom running Windows 8.1. As of 9/14 I was current on all updates including BIOS and the Venue was working well. I installed some optional updates and when I restarted the Venue I got a screen from BitLocker
saying something about a signature that was not authentic and it wanted a recovery key. I had no idea about this recovery key or BitLocker business but suddenly my phone got a text and amazingly it was a recovery key which I input and got into the Venue, no
prob. Nothing was wrong when I got into Windows but I went straight in and uninstalled those optional updates (since that was the only thing I had changed lately) which required a restart. Again BitLocker wanted the recovery key which I entered and booted
up just fine. I used the Venue and shut it down like usual without another thought.
Next day I turned on the Venue and after the Dell splash screen all I got was this: 
?Recovery   There ae no more BitLocker recovery options on your PC   
You?ll need to use the recovery tools on your installation media. 
If you don?t have any installation media (like a disc or USB device), contact your system administrator or PC manufacturer.   
Press the Windows key for UEFI Firmware Settings?
I don?t have installation media because the Venue came pre-loaded. 
Of course pressing the windows key does nothing and all I can do is press the power key until it shu... Read more

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I lost my recovery key completely but I still have the password. Is there any way I can reach the recovery key without changing the password? (since I'm facing problems accessing it anyway and the solution requires a recovery key not a password)

Thanks in advance for any help.

Answer:Lost the recovery key for BitLocker but..

Hello Margla, and welcome to Eight Forums.

You should still be able to unlock or recover a BitLocker drive with the BitLocker password.

BitLocker Recovery - Unlock a Drive in Windows 8

BitLocker Repair Tool - Recover Drive in Windows 7 and 8

BitLocker Drive Encryption - Unlock a Locked Data or Removable Drive - Windows 7 Help Forums

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Hi, i would like to know how can i retrieve lost Bitlocker recovery key.

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My surf pro is locked. I need a bitLocker recovery keys.

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I had the bitlocker recovery key already , but the problem is the keypad shows numbers only and i received a combination with alphabets and numbers , how can i type the bitlocker recovery key ?

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Can anyone help me please. I am not very technical so no jargon please. I have a mini asus laptop and I have only had it for about 3 months. I tried to switch it on recently and it says 'enter recovery key to get going again' I didn't know I had a recovery key but I went onto another computer to micosoft search and I have my key number. When I enter it it says 'diagnosing' then it gives me options to either 'continue to windows 10' settings' restart' advanced settings' etc.
I have tried them all in turn but nothing works. It accepts my key number and then just says diagnosing and then goes back to the original screen saying 'enter key' again. I have entered the key several times and then chose a different option but non work. How can I get back into my laptop?
Any advice please? Thanks

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Bitlocker not recognizing password and recovery key was saved to my microsoft account but I dont see it. Please help..

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Hi I have basic questation .
If I enable bitlocker without store password to ad a next move PC to OU , where is save bitlocker password to AD. Is saved to AD or is saved only before encrypting ? And If MBAM change recovery password , change bitlocker this password ?


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